Woodblock Printing Workshop

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Sunday July 22

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM


We will begin this workshop in the Garden looking closely at plant forms and shape to create a graphic  image inspired by our collections. Erin will walk you through the process of translating your design to a woodblock or linoleum block for carving. Each student will get a small wood block, linoleum block, and a 3 piece carving set to use and keep. After we carve designs, we’ll set up inking stations and pull several prints of your design. Printing ink and paper will be provided for use in class. Please bring a lunch and a sketchbook or drawing paper and a few pencils (at least one that is a 4B or darker pencil).

Erin McCluskey Wheeler is an artist based in Richmond, California. Erin is represented by Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia, California and her paintings have been licensed and sold through Minted and West Elm. Her mixed media artwork begin with a layer of collage material that she draws, paints, and prints on top of to create paintings that are at once both graphic and organic.  Currently, she divides her time between art making in her studio, running educational programs at the UC Botanical Garden, and teaching art classes at the Center for Community Arts in Walnut Creek. www.erinmwheeler.com


All program fees include admission to the Garden, rain or shine (a $12 value per adult).

Please email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to inquire if ASL Interpretation is available.

Cancellation Policy: Notification two weeks prior to program receives full refund; less than two weeks receives a one-time credit toward another Garden program to be used within 90 days; less than 48 hours from program start, no refunds or credit will be given for cancellations or absences.


In the event that the Garden has to cancel a program you will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another program.